A Revolutionary Atom-thin Semiconductor for Electronics

A Revolutionary Atom-thin Semiconductor for Electronics
March 27, 2017 | Source: Phys.org, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, 24 February 2017, Sumit Beniwal, et al.

A two-dimensional material developed by Bayreuth physicist Prof. Dr. Axel Enders together with international partners could revolutionize electronics. Semiconductors that are as thin as an atom are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Bayreuth physicist Prof. Dr. Axel Enders, together with partners in Poland and the US, has developed a two-dimensional material that could revolutionize electronics. Thanks to its semiconductor properties, this material could be much better suited for high tech applications than graphene, the discovery of which in 2004 was celebrated worldwide as a scientific breakthrough. This new material contains carbon, boron, and nitrogen, and its chemical name is "Hexagonal Boron-Carbon-Nitrogen (h-BCN)". The new development was published in the journal ACS Nano.

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